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  • messa di voce: Ica Classics, taken from the original BBC tapes. Much better sound (especially in the duets... 3:43 PM
  • La Cieca: You get the whole thing, in a big red cloth-covered box that looks big enough to hold a pair of... 3:38 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: For some sopranos, the age of 41 is the beginning, but for Callas was the end. Her... 3:37 PM
  • Clita del Toro: A question. If one orders the set from Amazon now @ about $270 for the complete studio... 3:34 PM
  • dramaturgical dame: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=9zq1 ilh9hWU 3:23 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: No messa – I have been looking for that Medea in particular – what label? Thanks... 3:23 PM
  • Ilka Saro: Agreed. He’s just too old. I am surprised it’s not Placido Domingo, who seems to be... 3:15 PM
  • Krunoslav: Bill You are used to the Viennese tradition! Seefried and Stich-randall and Reichskorporal Frau... 3:15 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: Milady de Winter, I feared that this would be the case… Lohengrin, this is OT: For male... 3:08 PM
  • messa di voce: “no match to Berti’s woody” If you say so. 2:57 PM


Leave it to a cat to transform a Wagner festival into the Jellicle Ball. Yes, that’s right, Our Own operacat (pictured, center)  squeaked to a narrow victory in the Bicentenarian competition, following several ballots and good deal of horse-trading among La Cieca’s blue-ribbon panel.

It was the casting of Nathan Gunn as Beckmesser that put operacat over the top, frankly: exactly the tone of plausible absurdity that tickled the panel’s fancy. Congratulations, o feline one: the Wagner: Complete Operas (Limited Edition) will be winging its way to you shortly.

As anyone who watched the recent Golden Globes can attest, Jodie Foster is barking mad being nominated is in itself an honor. And so, presenting our four runners-up, each of whom will receive the consolation prize of an Amazon Gift Card.